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Strathearn: “The new Premium Highland Single Malt in the Douglas Laing Portfolio” (Interview)

Cara Laing on Strathearn Distillery (Premium Highland Single Malt Whisky Douglas Laing Interview BarleyMania)

I gotta admit: Strathearn Distillery caught me off-guard. Sure, I assumed its whisky to be good. Still, I did not expect the spirit made at this wee Highland unit to put me in such a state of euphoria! To know what I mean, check out my review of Batch 001 of Strathearn Single Malt Whisky. (more…)

Carlos I Brandy: “Matured in the best of the best sherry casks” (Interview)

Carlos I Brandy de Jerez (Osborne Sherry Weinbrand Herr Lutz Brand Ambassador Interview)

In the week before Christmas, I met my pal Michael “Jerry” Lutz, whom some of you might know under his alias Herr Lutz, for a chat over a couple of drams. A few weeks before, he had taken a new job at Grupo Osborne. During our conversation, he told me that he will (more…)

Rock Island: “Painting a marvelously maritime picture of the whisky islands” (Interview)

Rock Island by Douglas Laing and Remarkable Malts (Blended Malt Maritime Scotch Whisky Interview)

Last week, I introduced a trio of Rock Island expressions (namely Regular, 10yo and 21yo) here on my blog. Today, I am happy to dive even deeper in the matter and share with you some first-hand information on the latest developments from the Rock Island camp. (more…)

The Gauldrons: “Itsy-bitsy Spider crawls through Campbeltown” (Interview)

The Gauldrons by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Campbeltown Scotch Blended Malt Whisky Interview Talk)

In mid-September, Douglas Laing surprised the whisky world with the reveal of The Gauldrons, the long-awaited Campbeltown expression of their popular blended malt range called Remarkable Regional Malts. Not only have Glasgow’s Finest now conquered the full whisky map (more…)

Compass Box: “On making The Double Single from two carefully selected components” (Interview)

Jilly Boyd of Compass Box on The Double Single (Blended Scotch Whisky Grain Malt Glen Elgin Girvan Premium Interview BarleyMania)

To create a blended Scotch whisky of staggering complexity, you do not necessarily need to merge a huge number of components. In fact, you can achieve something truly remarkable by blending as little as two differing ingredients. That is the concept behind The Double Single (more…)